Episode 13: Karla Avis-Birch B.Eng, CPO, discusses her role at Metrolinx and current projects underway.

Engineering The Future

Oct 7 2021 • 22 mins

Karla Avis-Birch, B.Eng., Chief Planning Officer at Metrolinx, guides the planning and benefits of the regional transportation network and supports evidence-based decision making in the delivery of transit projects. She is deeply passionate about forging end-to-end transit solutions from vision to reality region-wide. On this episode of Engineering The Future, Karla discusses her role at Metrolinx and current projects underway, as well as how her engineering training prepared her for this role. She also describes why engineers must be at the table when major decisions are made for Ontario, and provides advice for young people starting out in their careers in engineering.